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The Best of Panama’s 2 Oceans

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Jorge Gonzalez

PanAmerican Travel

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The Best of Panama’s 2 Oceans

Discover the beauty of Panama's Atlantic and Pacific beaches, with enough time to also visit the highlights of Panama city and surroundings.

DAY 1

Arrival

Arrival at TOCUMEN International Airport. Welcome by our staff and transfer to hotel.

Panama City, 1 night
DAY 2

City Tour and Panama Canal

Breakfast. City Tour and Panama Canal. We start with a visit to the Miraflores Locks where you will appreciate the amazing sight of the handling of ships crossing the Panama Canal. Then, sightseeing of the former Albrook Fortress, now a beautiful residential and commercial area. After that, Balboa and Causeway; currently the most developed area, a tourist attraction and the location of the administrative building. Sightseeing of the old city, Then you will continue to Bella Vista commercial area located in the banks sector of the city and Punta Paitilla, a developing area. Back to the hotel. Read more

Panama City, 1 night
DAY 3

Gatun Lake adventure

Breakfast. Departure for the "Gatun Safari", an adventure tour in the jungle. Gatun is a large artificial lake. It forms a major part of the Panama Canal, carrying ships for 33 km of their transit across the Panama Isthmus. From the boat, we will watch the vessels as they cross the Canal. Then, we will observe and enjoy the rainforest that surrounds the lake. We will interact with some animals like monkeys, sloths, toucans, crocodiles and many other species. Then, we arrive to floating platform where a typical lunch will be served. Following lunch you will be able to perform an activity of your choice like fishing local species (tarpon, snook, etc) swimming or kayaking. Return to the hotel. Read more

Panama City, 1 night
DAY 4

Transcontinental Train, San Lorenzo Fort

Pick up at your hotel, early in the morning and transfer to Colosal Train Station. This is a historical tour on the first transcontinental train. From 1855, the rail crosses over the Panama Canal, lakes and rainforests. Upon arrival to Colon Train Station, our transportation will pick us up, and take us to the San Lorenzo fortress. Built in 1595 by Phillip II in order to defend this strategic point. San Lorenzo, Portobelo and Panama City were considered the "three keys" of America and the main points of the Spanish trade. Read more

Panama City, 1 night
DAY 5

San Blas ( 1st day )

Very early in the morning (06:00 am) Pick up at your hotel and departure for Albrook domestic airport to take flight to Playon Chico. This is one of the islands that form part of the archipelago of San Blas, located in the Caribbean of Panama. San Blas is a conjunction of 365 islands where only 50 are inhabited. The Kunas, the second most important and large indigenous community of Panama, control and live in this archipelago since the Spaniards began their journey across the isthmus. Arrival to Playon Chico and transfer to Yandup Lodge or similar, a typical and rustic Kuna construction. Your accommodation includes 3 daily typical meals and 2 local tours to the nearby islands. Read more

San Blas Islands, 1 night
DAY 6

San Blas ( 2nd day )

A free day to enjoy activities in San Blas Islands

San Blas Islands, 1 night
DAY 7

San Blas ( 3rd day )

Transfer from San Blas to Panama City

Panama City, 1 night
DAY 8

Contadora Island ( 1st day )

Contadora Island lies at the northern end of the Pearl Islands Archipelago, in the Gulf of Panama, in the Pacific. Contadora means accountant in Spanish. The Spaniards named the island with this name because it is where they counted the pearls that were harvested from the other islands. Hence, the name of the archipelago too. Contadora Island is situated approximately 30 miles off the country's Pacific coast, making it a mere 15 minute flight from Panama City or 1hour and 45 minutes in boat. Read more

Contadora Island, 1 night
DAY 9

Contadora Island ( 2nd day )

Free leisure day. Optional tour: [ early departure for a 3-hour boat tour around the Pearl Islands on a glass bottom boat where you will visit Capera Island, Monkey Island, Bojarena Island, Paceca Island, and Saboga Island. We will return to Contadora Island around 11am ]

Contadora Island, 1 night
DAY 10

Contadora Island ( Check out )

Check out. At 2:45pm, we take the ferry back to Panama City. We will arrive to Panama City around 4:30pm.

Panama City, 1 night
DAY 11

Departure

Departure to the airport, end of services.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Panama city
Hotel TRYP by Wyndham
Day 5
Location San Blas Islands
Hotel Yandup Island Lodge
Day 8
Location Contadora Island
Hotel The Point Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 6 nights at TRYP WYNDHAM4* or similar in Panama City
  • 2 nights at Yandup Lodge or similar, San Blas ( 3 typical meals included and 2 local tours daily )
  • 2 nights at The Point Hotel or similar in Contadora Island
  • Visits and lunches according to the programme
  • City Tour and Canal Tour
  • Gatun Adventure Tour
  • Transcontinental Train, San Lorenzo Fortress and Sherman Marina Tour
  • Roundtrip ferry from Panama City to Contadora Island
  • Roundtrip flight from Panama City to Playon Chico
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach, according to passenger category
  • Guide service in tours – English/ French/ Portuguese language

Package excludes

  • Optional tours
  • Drinks in the hotel restaurants
  • Tips
  • Incidental insurance
  • Anything not specified
  • Local tax in San Blas $12.00 per person
  • Breakfast at the Hotel the Point (Contadora Island)

More information

  • Price Per person. Based on a double occupancy.
  • Minimum 2 persons.

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